Category Archives: Florida

In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles

Guns

February 20, 2018  Associated Press

PARKLAND, Fla. — Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House has voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles, effectively killing the measure for this session. Continue reading In wake of school shooting, Florida legislators vote down attempt to revive bill to ban assault rifles

Suspected Florida gunman legally bought AK-47-style rifle weeks before school shooting, report says

Nikolis Cruz

February 20, 2018  FoxNews

Nikolas Cruz, the suspected gunman who opened fire at a Florida high school last week that left 17 students and teachers dead, legally purchased at least seven long guns, including an AK-47-style rifle that he bought less than a month ago, an official told The Associated Press.    Continue reading Suspected Florida gunman legally bought AK-47-style rifle weeks before school shooting, report says

Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

Gun debate

February 18, 2018  Associated Press

PARKLAND, Fla. — Student survivors of the deadly Florida school shooting who hope to become the face of a revived gun control movement are on a potential collision course with President Donald Trump. Continue reading Shooting survivors on potential collision course with Trump

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

Protests

February 18, 2018  FoxNews

The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses across the United States aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. Continue reading School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

Florida Teacher of the Year’s gun violence post goes viral after school shooting

Students run with their hands in the air

February 16, 2018  FoxNews

A Teacher of the Year at a Florida middle school posted a Facebook message that has since gone viral saying parents need to “step up” when it comes to their kids’ behavior. Continue reading Florida Teacher of the Year’s gun violence post goes viral after school shooting